Redefining public art. Redefining Boston.
Now + There serves artists and the city by creating unexpected formulas for artmaking and connection.
An interview with Elisa about Slideshow -- what inspired her, what’s new, and what this piece of “analog” art has to do with a technology and innovation festival (hint -- Instagram wasn’t the original photo sharing platform). Read on to get an inside look at Slideshow and join us for the slide talks, starting Thursday October 12.
Here’s to our volunteers! As the volunteer coordinator for Patterned Behavior, I met over thirty hardworking and passionate people whose help was vital in making our project a reality. They painted, primed, greeted, and directed traffic for over two weeks, and everyone who came out brought their own unique perspective and enthusiasm to the site.
With each new Year of the Woman project, we seek to bring people who have traditionally been left out of the art world into the spotlight. Both Ann and Silvia bring the voices and perspectives of marginalized groups into their art. This, of course, means bringing themselves into the work as well.
The mural itself is a joyful representation of Boston, illustrating our city’s most vibrant self. And, as Silvia says, “it is unapologetically colorful”. Which is one of our favorite things about it (and her). In fact, N+T director Kate Gilbert chose Silvia for this project first and foremost because of her masterful use of color, pattern, depth, and movement.
We are a voice in the conversation about Boston's identity. We search out artists whose vision highlights, enlivens, and challenges the way we think about ourselves and our city. Who are we as Bostonians? What do we value? And how is all that represented in our public art?
We curate and support temporary and site-specific projects for, and with, the people of Boston. And along the way we hope to help advance new definitions of public art. We're glad you're here.